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Brain Damage (1988)

Brain Damage
7.1 Rating
(67 ratings)
6.7 IMDB rating

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Theo Barnes

Theo Barnes

Morris
Vicki Darnell

Vicki Darnell

Blonde in Hell
Joseph Gonzalez

Joseph Gonzalez

Guy in shower
Bradlee Rhodes

Bradlee Rhodes

Night watchman


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You Fucking Named Him Elmer?!?

5 years, 7 months ago at Jan 13 16:45
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Another great film written and directed by Frank Henenlotter about a man named Brian who’s life seems to be normal; until he meets his new friend Elmer. It is a simple, yet complex in it’s own way example of fixations and addictions through American people. Escaped from his prior owners in the same apartment building, Elmer clings to Brian and slowly turns his life into nothing but dependency.... read more
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One morning a young man wakes to find a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but in return demands human victims.
Release date: 25 May 1988
UPC: 654930300596
Horror (6), 1980s (5), Comedy (4), Drugs (3), 1988 (3), Independent Film (2), Blood (2), Black Comedy (2), Brain (2), Usa (2), Subway (2), Shower (1), Scrapyard (1), Restaurant (1), Juice (1), Hotel Room (1), Gun (1), Disco (1), Surrealism (1), Brother (1)
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" Directed by Frank Henenlotter Starring Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald, Jennifer Lowry, Theo Barnes, Lucille Saint Peter, Vicki Darnell, Beverly Bonner, Kevin Van Hentenryck, and voice of John Zacherley "


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"October 7 "This is the start of your new life Brian, a life full of colors, music, light and euphoria. A life without pain, or hurt or suffering." While this movie had it's flaws and some bad acting, it also had a good premise and lots of creative ideas. While the flaws were noticeable the good stuff in this movie outweighs the bad. "


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"Henenlotter's Brain Damage is an over the top gore overload but also a straight commentary against drug addiction. In the middle of the movie, there is an awesome reference to director's previous film, the classic Basket Case"


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" It's hard for me to come to terms on exactly what it is I liked about Frank Henenlotter's Brain Damage. I've watched his Frankenhooker about a year ago (not the best introduction, I'll admit), and had been looking forward to checking out more of his genuinely bizarre cinematic vision Brain Damage is creepy as hell. It follows an average 20-something named Brian, who comes across a strange talking, phallic-shaped parasite named Aylmer, who hooks itself to his brain and feeds him a mysterious b"


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